curing, same process as fruit curing?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by past times, Jan 10, 2008.

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    past times

    past times Well-Known Member

    i was reading up on curing in brown bags and seein why it made fruit ripen. found out that it emits ethylene during the ripening process. the result is kind of a cataytic activity where the ethyene stimuates chorophyll and starch break down. when in a brown bag, it gets trapped and speeds up this process.

    was wondering how this effects weed? anyone know if it emits this same ethylene? or if you but a banana or something in a brown grocery bag with your nugs would it help cure/ripen your grow?
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    the widowman

    the widowman Well-Known Member

    dry your plants in a cool dry 60 degrees, dark area for 2 weeks. then put in jars maybe burp for a couple of days for a hour o r so then seal for 2 months don't let any air in. air will degrade your weed . weed is like everything else air will speed degeradation. in 2 months you'll have sweet smelling ganja.
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    past times

    past times Well-Known Member

    so what does dryong in paper bags accomplish?
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    the widowman

    the widowman Well-Known Member

    weed that tastes like hay and smells like it. :spew:
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    tckfui

    tckfui Well-Known Member

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    Jesushasdreads

    Jesushasdreads Well-Known Member

    doesn't the paper bag work somewhat like silica gel? there is a name for it, but i can't think of it....something that removes moisture....but anyways, i wouldn't use a paper bag because that could turn your chronic nugz into mid grade really quick. I would say drying and curing are very essential to good weed and i wouldn't attempt to cut corners if you want the best smoke you can have. if you just want to smoke it asap then by all means, but i would at least cure some, you wont regret taking your time and exercising patience in these processes
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    past times

    past times Well-Known Member

    i am all for taking the time and getting the most out of my buds. i know i have heard of people curing in these brwn bags though. anyone know if the ethylene thing i mentioned occurs with mj
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    tckfui

    tckfui Well-Known Member

    I rememeber reading that it theres not much of that gas that ripens fruit emited from the bud, I rememeber reading an article about sombody asking if they put a banana with there bud would it be benificial to the bud, and it turned out to be bad
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    past times

    past times Well-Known Member

    bad aye....gues thats a no go on my idea to hang buds in grocery bags with a banana on the bottom. thanks for the quick replies, i was going to do this tonight as i just chopped a white widdow and a orange bud out of my garden yesturday.
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    Jesushasdreads

    Jesushasdreads Well-Known Member

    good stuff, now its just a waiting game.

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